Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Making of
The Red Ensign

Building the support out of plywood.

Gluing on the old blanket and figuring out the hard parts.

Gluing in the white blanket.


Pondering the piece vertical

Starting the detail....

Getting it dirty....

Bringing the work to life.

This was the Canadian flag until 1965. I used to tie this flag to a stick when I was 6 or 7 years old and run around the East York neighbourhood of Toronto playing war. I got the flag when they demolished the original Secord School where I spent kindergarten and grade one. I still have a soft spot for the flag even though it seems so commonwealth. A lot of great Canadian moments happened under the Red Ensign like Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele and the hanging of Louis Riel. This version of the flag has green maple leaves in the emblem like the merchant navy.

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Jeff Molloy - Mixed media painting and assemblage

Jeff Molloy is a farmer of art.He creates multidimensional,
multi sensory works that bring emotion to the people who experience them,
and energy to the spaces they inhabit.